Click on the video below to hear a message from Bishop Lowry and Dawne Phillips on the Oct. 6-7 ENGAGE Conference


Conference Dates:  October 6 - 7, 2017

Location:  FUMC Temple - 102 N. 2nd Street, Temple, Texas 76501

 Cost: $25 per person (includes class materials & lunch on Saturday) 

Event Purpose:
The purpose of Engage is to energize and equip local churches to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by empowering local church mission leaders.  The plenary and breakout sessions are designed to encourage clergy and lay mission leaders to rethink and reframe missions as ministry that provides opportunities for transformation through relationships.   The Friday night worship and learning session is central to the event and will set the framework for everything participants will experience in Saturday’s sessions.   

Keynote Speaker:  
Tom Bassford – Founder & President of Significant Matters & SATtalks in Olathe, Kansas

"Equipping churches to move their mission’s work beyond “helping that hurts” to sustainable transformation."

Tom is the founder and President of Significant Matters, a nonprofit organization working with churches, faith-based groups, community stakeholders and philanthropic organizations to tackle complex societal issues in sustainable ways.   Before founding Significant Matters, he pastored for over 30 years and has been involved in the work of church missions both locally and internationally for over 40 years.

In 2014, under his leadership, Significant Matters lunched SATtalks, a TED talk type of gathering and video website to explore and demonstrate ways to create sustainable transformation through church missions.  They also launched the Missions 3.0 Network for churches wanting to move their mission work beyond “helping that hurts.”  SATtalks and Missions 3.0 exists to accelerate the learning curve for the church around sustainable approaches to missions and connect those early pioneers trying to make it happen.  

Tom Bassford - President of Significant Matters from Significant Matters on Vimeo.

ENGAGE Schedule:

Friday, October 6
6 pm - Registration
6:30 -7 pm Welcome/Worship
7 - 9 pm - Tom Bassford Plenary #1: "Discipleship, Evangelism and Mission: A Chord of Three Strands


Saturday, October 7
8:30 am - Registration
9 - 9:30 am - Welcome & Morning Worship
9:30 am - Tom Bassford Plenary #2: "Light in the Lampstand
11 am - Noon - Breakout Session #1
Noon - 1 pm - Lunch & Table Discussion
1 - 2 pm - Breakout Session #2
2:15 - 3:15 pm - Breakout Session #3
3:30 - 4:30 pm - Panel Discussion & Next Steps 


Click on the buttons below to read information on the
Breakout Sessions, Presenters and Lodging. 






Offered by Central Texas Conference Mission Support Center
Rev. Dawne Phillips, Director of Missions      817-877-5222